Yoga is a perfect way to increase your overall fitness and general wellbeing. More than 12 million Americans practice at least one form or another of yoga on a regular basis. With so many health benefits it is no wonder that that number grows every year.
We all know that living a healthy and active life is the best way to live a longer and more enjoyable life. This means that whether you are 18 or 80 the chances are pretty good that there is a yoga class for you. Also, it seems like everyone either practices or knows someone who practices yoga regularly, so it follows that there are yoga studios everywhere now. That means finding a class that is right for your needs shouldn’t be too tough to find.
Once you find a class that fits your preferences, keep in mind that you will need a few things. Having your own mat is a good place to start your practice.
There are benefits to having your own yoga mat:
1) Your mat is your foundation. You will stand on it, move on it and sit on it. You connect to your mat, in the same way you connect to your clothing. Your mat will very likely become an extension of yourself as you practice. Move your body and generate your own sweat, on your own mat!
2) Having your own mat helps to make the experience more personal. Yoga mats are available in many colors and even shapes. Some mats have beautiful designs. Find a mat that reflects your personality and mood.
3) Yoga mats are available in super light and very portable options. This means that you can travel easily with it and comfortably practice what you learned in class while you are at home or away on vacation.
The other must-have item is a safe and natural cleaner for healthy and green living. Using your yoga mat just once is enough for it to collect sweat and bacteria from you and who knows what from the surface you place it on. BalanceHome offers natural and non-toxic options to keep your mat clean. Tea Tree oil and Lemongrass is an invigorating option that doesn’t leave a sticky residue. Lavender is a calming option that will leave your mat clean and ready for meditation.